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Pledge Programs for Wed August 7, 2013

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12:30 amVictor Borge: Comedy in Music!

Recently re-discovered funny skits include footage from the Andy Williams Show and Perry Como Show.

1:00 amCuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War

Explore the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, when the world teetered on the brink of nuclear holocaust. In the first major feature documentary on the subject, the film brings to life the three central characters — Kennedy, Castro and Khrushchev — and explores how the world’s most powerful men fell i...

2:00 amHistory Detectives

3-D Cuban Missile Crisis - A woman in Portland, Oregon, has a portable projection screen that may have helped save the Free World. It came her way with a letter stating that in 1962, it was borrowed from a club of 3-D photography enthusiasts in Dayton, Ohio, to show President John F. Kennedy the aerial spy photos that helpe...

3:00 amPOV Last Train Home

Migrant workers journey to their home villages for the Chinese New Year as their family grows distant.

4:30 amArchitect Robert A.m. Stern: Presence of the Past

Architect Robert A.M. Stern heads a successful New York architectural firm with worldwide commissions. He is also the dean of architecture at Yale and a prolific author whose tomes are measured pounds, not pages. In 2011, Stern received the Richard H. Driehaus Prize, an international award honoring architects who create cla...

5:00 amGED Connection Passing the GED Science Test

This, the first of five science programs lays the foundation for the s cience track. It explains the four main areas of science that will be covered on the GED test and in the next four episodes (life science, e arth and space science, chemistry and physics). The host explains the basic format of the test - the fact that th...

5:30 amGED Connection Life Science

This program in the Science section of the GED Connection series focus es specifically on Life Science topics. The program features a studio host, excerpted comments from guest experts, video, on screen graphics and animation to address various life science topics. There are two Test Connection" segments, following discuss...

6:00 amWorkplace Essential Skills Number Sense

A variety of workplace uses for mathematics; developing number sense.

6:30 amWorkplace Essential Skills Solving Problems

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and mathematical reasoning skills are vital to employment.

7:00 amCurious George Relax! / The Box and the Hound

To help a harried Professor Wiseman relax, George and the Man With the Yellow Hat take her on a picnic. Everything goes wrong, however, from a stuck pickle jar to a tangled hammock to a duck making off with the Man's hat. Then George dog-sits.

7:30 amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Super Cleaner Uppers / Itty Bitty Water

Sandy the Sand Hopper teaches the kids the difference between natural "garbage" and man-made trash.

8:00 amSuper WHY! Naila and the Magic Map

The Super Readers explore ancient Egypt and help Naila unravel a mysterious code to find a treasure.

8:30 amDinosaur Train The Theropod Club / Surprise Party

Tiny feels left out when Buddy joins a special club for dinosaurs that eat meat, walk on two legs and have three-toed feet. Then Tiny, Shiny and Don throw a surprise party for Buddy on the Dinosaur Train.

9:00 amSesame Street Baby Bear Comes Clean

Baby bear and Telly try to get a purple ice cream stain out of Baby Bear's nice, clean, white shirt.

10:00 amDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood It's Time to Go/daniel Doesn't Want to Stop Playing

It's Time to Go: Daniel, O the Owl and Katerina are playing library" at the Treehouse. When it's time for them to go home, Katerina and Daniel have trouble leaving because they are having so much fun! Choosing one more thing to do before they leave helps make their transition a little easier. Daniel Doesn't Want to Stop Pla...

10:30 amSid the Science Kid Sid Wings It!

Sid visits an exhibit showcasing gliders, flying contraptions and jet planes at the Science Center.

11:00 amWordWorld Princess Sheep / W Drought

Bear and Sheep want to play princess, but they only have one crown. Also: It's a hot summer day and all the WordFriends are using water to stay cool.

11:30 amBarney & Friends Big As Barney / The Chase

When Ryan notices how much everyone loves Barney, he tries to be just like him, but he has a hard time filling Barney's shoes.

12:00 pmCaillou Caillou Gets Active

What's Ringette?: Caillou and Leo want to play hockey and are disappointed when they arrive at the rink to find Sarah and Clementine playing ringette". Caillou has never heard of ringette before, and he doesn't want to play the game...until he learns that Mommy used to play! She teaches him a few moves, and when Caillou and...

12:30 pmSuper WHY! The Tortoise and the Hare

The Super Readers learn about good sportsmanship when they fly into "The Tortoise and the Hare."

1:00 pmClifford the Big Red Dog Princess Cleo / Basketball Stories

Cleo learns that her grandmother was a queen. That makes Cleo a princess, a fact that soon goes to her head. Then basketball star Skyscraper Jackson shows up for a charity game.

1:30 pmDinosaur Train The Theropod Club / Surprise Party

Tiny feels left out when Buddy joins a special club for dinosaurs that eat meat, walk on two legs and have three-toed feet. Then Tiny, Shiny and Don throw a surprise party for Buddy on the Dinosaur Train.

2:00 pmThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Super Cleaner Uppers / Itty Bitty Water

Sandy the Sand Hopper teaches the kids the difference between natural "garbage" and man-made trash.

2:30 pmCurious George Relax! / The Box and the Hound

To help a harried Professor Wiseman relax, George and the Man With the Yellow Hat take her on a picnic. Everything goes wrong, however, from a stuck pickle jar to a tangled hammock to a duck making off with the Man's hat. Then George dog-sits.

3:00 pmArthur Francine's Pilfered Paper / Buster Gets Real

Thanksgiving can be a time for a long, relaxing weekend with family and friends. But for Mr. Ratburn, it's a chance to assign a five-page paper about the holiday!

3:30 pmWordGirl Tell Her What She's Won/victoria Is the Best...wordgirl?

A jealous Seymour Smooth has kidnapped Beau Handsome, the host of everyone's favorite game show, "May I Have a Word?" When he starts stealing money from innocent contestants, WordGirl makes an appearance. Will she be able to rescue Beau and come up with a game plan to put Seymour back where he belongs-behind bars? Vocabular...

4:00 pmWild Kratts A Huge Orange Problem

Chris and Martin learn about the endangered Orangutan in the deep forests of Borneo.

4:30 pmThe Electric Company Madame President

Can Lisa's campaign message win over Francine's dirty politics in the Book Club President election?

5:00 pmMartha Speaks Down on the Farm / Martha Runs Away

Helen, Martha, and T.D. visit T.D.'s grandpa CK on his farm. Then, When Helen gets mad, Martha feels unappreciated and decides to run away.

5:30 pmCyberchase Raising the Bar

Ms. Fileshare, the Cybrarian, seeks help from the Vermin Vexer, but is unaware that it's the Hacker in disguise. Digit and the kids come to her rescue.

6:00 pmPBS NewsHour

On-air and online, the PBS NewsHour provides in-depth analysis of current national and international events.

7:00 pmBurt Bacharach's Best

Celebrate legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach, with host Robert Wagner introducing archival performances by the original artists who made the music famous, including Dionne Warwick ("Walk On By," "I Say a Little Prayer"), B.J. Thomas ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"), The Carpenters ("Close to You"), The Fifth Dimension...

8:30 pmJimmy Dean Show - Country Classics; the

Through his national television variety series, American singer, television host, actor and businessman, Jimmy Dean was the first to bring country music to the mainstream in the 1960's. After nearly 50 years of being sealed off in the vaults and marking what would be Jimmy Dean's 85th birthday, The Jimmy Dean Show episodes ...

10:00 pmEmeli Sande: Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Film showcasing Emeli Sande's incredible voice in front of a captivated crowd at the Royal Albert Hall. The multi-camera concert spectacular, directed by Paul Dugdale, includes guest performances from Labrinth and Professor Green, as well as the stunning tracks Next to Me, My Kind of Love and Heaven.

11:00 pmJoe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House

The blues rock guitarist and singer performs an acoustic concert in the iconic Vienna Opera House.

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